Many thanks to Sarah for inviting me to take part in the blog tour, and for supplying me with an ARC.
Step across the cobblestones, pull back the curtains and peek behind the doors in the second instalment of The Hope Street Series. Catch up with old friends and fall in love with new ones in a story of friendship, second chances and new beginnings.
Livvy has no choice but to return to Hope Street, the childhood home she left over twenty years ago. Along with her sixteen-year-old daughter, Pip, she turns up on the doorstep, hoping for forgiveness from her sister.
Hannah thought she’d never see Livvy again. She’s overwhelmed with emotion but locks away her real feelings. How could Livvy stay away without any contact? And why has she come back now?
It isn’t long before the charm of the market town of Somerley begins to work its magic. Hannah is opening a book shop in the square, adjoining The Coffee Stop, and Livvy’s offer to help out brings the sisters closer together.
But when someone from Livvy’s past arrives unannounced too, he threatens everything she’s built up since her return. Can Livvy convince her sister, and her new friends, that her intentions to return were good ones? Or will her dreams of settling down and being happy again become nothing but a closed book?
What does TWG think?
I’ll be honest, my reading mojo has flown out the window far faster than a fly who has ventured into the house. With that in mind, I really appreciated the light hearted story that Marcie Steele gave us, even though there were some deep routed issues nonetheless.
I thought that the storyline was full of hope, especially given the situation between the sisters, and i felt that a lot of readers may be able to relate to their family dynamics and how they approach their situation.
Livvy is such a lost soul. A misunderstood character who probably doesn’t even understand herself, let alone anyone else understanding her! Her heart was most certainly in the right place, even if her head didn’t get the timing just right.
Even though my reading mojo has furloughed itself, I still really enjoyed Marcie’s heartwarming tale. This was such a joy to read.